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Friday, October 29, 2010

The late Victor and Ila Mae Brock, longtime Whittier residents, left the entirety of their estate to Whittier College to establish the Ila and Victor Brock Scholarship Fund to benefit deserving students at the College. After Ila's passing earlier... More

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Joyce Kaufman takes on new post as inaugural center director.

Professor of Political Science Joyce Kaufman has been named at the inaugural director of the new Center for Engagement with Communities (CEC). The CEC is an expansion of Whittier College's proud history of partnering with communities —those... More

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Alumnus Geoff Shepard Talks about his role in the Nixon administration.

Author Geoff Shepard worked for five years in the Richard Nixon White House and is a remaining living individual who played a key role in Nixon's Watergate defense. He and most of the surviving members of Nixon's staff — including Donald Rumsfeld,... More

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Inside Latin Jazz series continues with legendary American percussionist Jack Costanzo. Also known as "Mr. Bongo," Costanzo is credited with introducing the bongos to American Jazz music in the1950s. Moderated by Grammy Award-winning flautist... More

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Author, educator, and leading environmentalist Bill McKibben will speak at Whittier College as part of the 2010 New Student Convocation. His lecture, Science and Society: Making Sense of the Most Important Number in the World, will take place Friday... More

Friday, October 22, 2010
Professor Roger Noll speaks on the economics and politics of stadium subsidies in pro sports.

Stanford economics professor emeritus Roger Noll spoke about the economics and politics of stadium subsidies in professional sports as part of the 2010 Kim Thomas Interdisciplinary Lecture. Noll's research focuses on the economics of sports and... More

Monday, October 18, 2010
Professor Joseph Price and Wife to Receive Good Scout award.

Educators Joseph Price, Professor of Religious Studies and his wife Bonnie, an elementary school teacher, will be honored as the 2010 Rio Hondo Good Scouts of the Year Awards ceremony on November 11. The Prices, who met and married in Kentucky in... More

Sunday, October 17, 2010
Whittier weekend bring alumni back to campus

Whittier College hosted hundreds of alumni, representing the classes of 1945 through 2009, during the 2010 Whittier Weekend. Highlights of the weekend included Poet College, Casino Night, class reunion dinners, the All-Society Mixer, Tardeada, and... More

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Whittier College signs transfer agreement with Pasadena City College.

Whittier College has signed a Transfer Admission Guarantee with Pasadena City College that allows students who complete an agreed-on sequence of classes in general education and a selected major with a stated minimum GPA to apply and be guaranteed... More

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Whittier College and the Friends of the Shannon Center will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 6. A pre-dinner reception begins at 5:00 p.m. and a formal dinner will commence at... More